Two men sentenced to alleged r*pe in Benue

A 20-year-old man, Terungwa Achin, was detained in a correctional center by the Makurdi Upper Region Court on Wednesday for allegedly having unlawful s*x with a minor in Makurdi.

The police also brought to trial, along with Achin, but released on bail, a certain Ankhwange Avalumum, 20 years old, in whose house the r*pe took place, according to NAN Prosecutor, Insp.  Veronica Shaagee told the court that the case was reported on October 7 by a certain Ikpa Ahua from the village of Udi at the Tarkaa police station.

Shaagee claimed that the minor visited Achin at Avalum’s house, but Achin forcibly had s*xual intercourse with her She told the court that during intercourse, she was injured, as blood gushed from her vagina, and she was urgently taken to the hospital.

The prosecution said the act was contrary to section 97 of the Benue State Penal Code Act 2004 and section 3 (1) of the Benue State Violence (Ban) Act 2019 Justice of the Peace Ms. Rose Iersche did not accept the defendants’ application for lack of jurisdiction.

Iyorshe ordered that the materials of the case be sent to the Attorney General for consultation However, she provided Avalumum with a bond of N50,000 with one guarantee for the same amount.

However, She said the surety should be in the jurisdiction of the court and postponed the case until November 10 for a mention.